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This is probably my least favorite of the "Great Adventures," but it seems like the animators must have been having a lot of fun. Nevertheless, I was thinking about it today, and I wonder if this was meant to be an homage to Jim Henson's series of counting films that all featured a baker at the end. That would be kind of an oblique homage, though, so maybe it's just me trying to make a connection where none exists.
Strange thing: I've seen those counting films all my life but never knew until relatively recently that Jim Henson made them. He even appeared in one of them. As a juggler. Because he could juggle, apparently. Was there anything that man couldn't do?